LAKE COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) — Marni Yang, convicted in 2011 of killing the longtime girlfriend of Chicago Bears star Shaun Gayle Is looking to request a new trial.
This high profile case has made headlines for well over a decade.
She is due in court Monday in Lake County, Illinois for a judge to hear that request.
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Yang was convicted in 2011, of killing Rhoni Reuter and her unborn child. Reuter was the longtime girlfriend of former Chicago Bears star Shaun Gayle.
In 2007, Reuter was shot to death at her Deerfield home.
Prosecutors argued Yang was in a jealous rage. But her attorneys say there is new evidence and they claim Yang’s confession was coerced.
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State prosecutors are fighting the request for a new trial.
Yang is expected to appear in court in person. She’s being transported from prison to attend the hearing.
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Her defense team says the judge will likely issue a ruling on her post-conviction petition.